The Heart of The Vineyard - The 2023 Guide to Island Nonprofits

Perhaps there is something about living on an Island, but the people of Martha’s Vineyard – both year-round and seasonal residents ­­– have a well-deserved reputation for taking care of their own.

A Cup of Connection

Meet Polly Simpkins, MVYRadio weekend morning host and founder of nonprofit A Cup of Karma.

Skill Set

You’ve got skills! Thanks to classes and events 
organized by Island nonprofits, you can learn 
something new this winter.

Holiday Fairs, Markets and Pop-Ups

A wide range of seasonal fairs, markets and pop-ups around the Island make local holiday shopping festive.

A Wreath to Call Your Own

Island florists have you covered with holiday wreaths in every style, not to mention wreath-making classes, wreath-making kits and even holiday wreath fairs.

Three for the Winter Win

Thanks to three Oak Bluffs restaurants, your winter take-out game is strong.

Keeping the Lights On

Mark and Bernie Crossland of Crossland Landscaping are long-time caretakers of Ocean Park, keeping the landscape in tip-top shape and creating the holiday light show every year.

At the Helm

In season, executive chef Scott Grewe steers the kitchen crew at the Outermost Inn; off-season, he and his wife Elizabeth live aboard their 36-foot sloop.